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Coastal Cottage Style Summer Bedroom

I recently saw a sign that read “take me to the sea” and it really spoke to me.   I just can’t get enough beach time in the summer months!  And, that’s why I decided to give my bedroom a summer update in a coastal cottage style!

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Aqua and White Bedroom with Cat - Hymns and Verses

I’m joining my friend, Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and 17 other bloggers to share our inviting summer bedrooms this week!  If you’re here visiting from Jenn at Clean and Scentsible, “Welcome to my home”!

Coastal Cottage Style Bedroom

Coastal cottage style summer bedroom - Hymns and Verses Blog

When Mark and I were dating (and the first few years of our marriage), his grandmother owned a sweet little cottage at the beach!  If I remember correctly, it had just two (or maybe three) bedrooms, a small living room, and an eat in kitchen!  It was two houses from the beach and was so charming!   That cozy beach cottage style is the look I was going for in my summer bedroom.


Summer bed with linen and cotton white and aqua quilts and straw lumbar pillows - Hymns and Verses blog

My bedding for summer is a lightweight white linen quilt.  I found the aqua quilt recently at a thrift store!  It was in great condition and was under $5!  So, I didn’t mind cutting it to make the two euro pillows on the bed.  And, it still left me with a large quilted throw for the foot of the bed.  The aqua color of this quilt is perfect for the summer months!  And, the two small woven lumbar pillows were on my screen porch, but I brought them in because they work perfectly with this coastal look!


Summer coastal cottage style bedroom with planked wall - Hymns and Verses Blog

The artwork above the bed is a photography print that I purchased from BFF Print Shop.  I’ve purchased other prints from this small business and it’s one of my go to places to find inexpensive artwork for my home!   The hanging basket cat perch you see by the window was one of my very first DIY projects for the blog and is still my most popular blog post ever!  And, Sadie still loves to bird watch and take cat naps there!

Blanket ladder holding straw hats and handbags for summer - Hymns and Verses Blog

In the summer months I like to carry straw and rattan handbags and wear straw hats.  I’ve used my blanket ladder to hold some of them so they are easy to grab and switch out when I want a change!  

Ikea Rast hack in gray - Hymns and Verses Blog

The sweet little baskets on the nightstand were a recent Ikea find.  They actually come in a set of three, and I’m using the smallest one to hold paperclips in my office.

Painted French dresser styled for summer - Hymns and Verses Blog

Do you remember the vintage birdcage that I had on my screened porch last year?  Well, here it is on my dresser with a fern inside.   And, I picked up a palm plant that I hope will do well here.  It’s sitting in the vintage style laundry cart that I’ve used in the past to hold extra pillows from our bed.   

Vintage bird cage with fern and coastal cottage accents for summer - Hymns and Verses Blog

This vintage sea shells print is another piece of digital artwork that I purchased from BFF Print Shop.  I had it printed at Walgreens as a 24 x 36″ poster and made it into a wall chart.  

Vintage seashells hanging wall chart - Hymns and Verses Blog

This woven tray holds more beachy elements:  dried sea oats, a jar of shells, a sea shell collector book, faux sea sponge and aqua recycled glass beads.

Seashells and recycled glass beads and more coastal cottage accents for summer - Hymns and Verses Blog

Sadie and I hope you enjoyed visiting my coastal cottage bedroom for summer!   At the end of the post, I’ve linked all sources for the available products from my bedroom.

Coastal cottage style bedroom for summer - Hymns and Verses Blog

more coastal summer decorating ideas!




Next up on the inviting bedrooms tour is Decor to Adore.  And, the complete line up for all 17 inviting bedrooms is below with links to each one!


Monday  July 20

A Stroll Thru Life11 Magnolia Lane , Remodelando La Casa 

Tuesday  July 21

Clean & ScentsibleHymns & VersesDecor To AdoreFar Above Rubies 

Wednesday  July 22

Fox Hollow CottageInspiration For MomsLife On Cedar LanePink Peppermint Design 

Thursday  July 23 

Our Southern HomeWhite Arrows Home , Stone Gable 

Friday – July 24

CitrineLivingThrifty Decor Chic , Follow The Yellow Brick Home 

Coastal Cottage Style Bedroom - Hymns and Verses Blog



Linen Quilt

Linen Shams

Nightstands:  Ikea Rast Hack

Wood Bead Chandelier

Wood Plank Wallpaper

Ocean Print

Vintage Seashell Print

Straw Backpack

Rafia Crossbody Bag

Vintage Style Laundry Cart

Recycled Glass Beads

Sea Shell Collector Book

Terry Mccarthy

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Absolutely beautiful bedroom. Could you share your paint color?

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Thanks so much, Terry! The paint is Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore!

Christy @ Our Southern Home

Monday 27th of July 2020

Doreen, Wow! I'm pretty in love with every single thing in this bedroom! The chandelier and wallpaper are perfect! I was ready buy that white linen bedcover, but sadly it's sold out. Beautiful my friend!


Thursday 23rd of July 2020

I adore this room and the gorgeous coastal vibe!! Your layers of shells and your colors are just beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

You and Sadie have done such a pretty job creating a summery retreat in your bedroom! The colors are so soothing! What a sweet story about you and your hubby! Doreen, I have never noticed your picture on your sidebar! YOU are adorable my friend! Miss talking and getting together! xo

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Thanks so much dear friend!!! Miss you too!


Thursday 23rd of July 2020

What an awesome find that quilt was, it's beautiful and so it's your entire bedroom!